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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics

Sept 2021 Entry

Programme code: JS3387

Duration & Credit Requirement

Duration and Credit Requirement

Mode of Study
Normal Duration

4 years

Credit Required for Graduation

121 (plus 1-credit industrial safety training & a non-credit bearing summer training)

Programme Intake
Fund Type
Programme Leader(s)

Programme Leader

Ir Dr Wallace Lai Wai-lok
BSc(Hons), PhD, MHKIE

Deputy Programme Leader

Dr Yan Wai Yeung
BSc(Hons), MSc, PhD

No information is available at present.

Aims & Characteristics

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes

This programme is underpinned by the philosophy that our graduates should be capable of coping with rapidly changing market conditions in Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland and the region, and with the demands of their future professions in land surveying, geo-information technology and utility management and surveying. The Department has close links with professional bodies and invites industry experts to give guest lectures to students whenever appropriate.


The aims of the programme are to

  • provide a land surveying education that meets the requirements of Hong Kong and overseas professional bodies; and
  • equip students with geo-information technology and utility management skills, enabling graduates to work competently and confidently as Geo-Information Systems (GIS) professionals in disciplines such as transport and logistics, and environmental, socio-economic, commercial and construction surveying; or as utility professionals in discipline related to the survey, condition diagnosis, maintenance and management of underground facilities.


On completion of the programme, students are able to:

  • apply appropriate mathematical and computing skills to solve problems and analyse data;
  • comprehend and apply geomatics concepts and theories;
  • master geomatics technologies and apply them appropriately;
  • integrate various geomatics technologies to solve problems in a professional, timely and cost effective manner;
  • carry out and manage geomatics projects;
  • work with and supervise others in accordance with, and abide by, society's legal, ethical and professional standards; and
  • respond to advancements in geomatics and related technologies with an emphasis on continuous and lifelong learning.

Recognition & Prospects

Recognition and Prospects

Professional Recognition

The programme is accredited by The Land Surveyors Board Malaysia (LSB). Re-accreditation has been sought from The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and The Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES). Re-accreditation will also be sought from The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS) and The Hong Kong Institution of Engineering Surveyors (HKIES).


Career Prospects

Graduates become professional land surveyors, geo-information technology specialists or utility specialists.



The programme curriculum enables students to develop careers in land and utility surveying and the geo-informatics industry and includes both professional knowledge and subjects related to ethics and global engagement. The Compulsory Subjects equip students with essential knowledge and skills and an introduction to advanced technologies. The programme also provides opportunities for students to pursue further knowledge through independent study.

Compulsory Subjects are offered every year, whereas in principle, all LSGI Elective Subjects are offered once every two years to provide students with two chances to choose a particular subject throughout the 4-year study period.

Entrance Requirements & Subject Weightings

Entrance Requirements and Subject Weightings

Satisfy the University's General Entrance Requirements.

There is no compulsory subject requirement. Preferred subject(s) with the highest weighting for admission score calculation include(s):

  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics (Extended part - Calculus and Statistics)
  • Mathematics (Extended part - Algebra and Calculus)
  • Physics
  • Combined Science: Biology + Physics
  • Combined Science: Physics + Chemistry
  • Geography
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Integrated Science

Relevant Applied Learning subject(s) that can be considered for meeting the University entrance requirement and admission score calculation is/are:

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Mobile and Online Apps Development

Admission Score Calculation

Admission Score Calculation

Admission Score Calculation Mechanism for the Current Admission Exercise

Any Best 5 Subjects

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Average HKDSE Scores of Admittees

2020-21: 22.7 (Any Best 5 Subjects)

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For further programme information, please contact:
The General Office (tel: 2766 5968; email:

Student Message

Student Message

The Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics is a leading academic organisation in Hong Kong that provides courses in land surveying, geo-informatics and underground utility management and surveying.


LSGI has a suite of well equipped laboratories and state-of-the-art facilities, which have enhanced my learning of the latest technologies used in our industry. The professors and teaching staff are willing to discuss any problems students have with their studies. I was given many opportunities to operate surveying equipment and software to gain more hands-on experience. As a result, I learned from both the theoretical lectures and the practical tutorials and prepared myself for my future career.


The department also gave me with opportunities to broaden my mind. In my second year, l participated in a study tour to mainland China, which was a valuable experience for me. During the trip, l had the chance to talk with students who were studying the same area. Our conversations were memorable. The department also provides an exchange programme enabling LSGI students to go overseas and experience a fascinating university life abroad. In my opinion, you will have a great time here.


I hope that you will join us in the future and have an enjoyable university life at LSGI.

CHAN Kin Shing

The Department of Land Surveying and Geo-informatics is the only department in Hong Kong to provide qualifications and courses in three aspects of Geomatics: land surveying, geo-informatics data analysis and underground utility surveying.


The professors and teachers are very helpful to students. They are willing to discuss the problems students encounter and provide detailed explanations. Both basic and advanced knowledge of land surveying is obtained, including the GIS skills needed to carry out various tasks. I acquired knowledge of land surveying and GIS techniques in areas such as industry software during the courses. All of these skills and abilities obtained at university are beneficial to students’ careers.


Besides studying, PolyU provides a lot of opportunities and funding for students to join exchange programmes or study tours, which broaden their horizons. You will make friends from diverse backgrounds and countries, you will step out of your comfort zone for more than half a year and you will have many unforgettable experiences. Therefore, don’t miss these invaluable opportunities!


Hope you have a wonderful university experience!

LAI Tin Wai

Additional Documents Required

Additional Documents Required

No information is available at present.

Interview Arrangement

Interview Arrangement

Date: Interviews may be arranged after the announcement of HKDSE results
Mode:Group interview

To evaluate applicants' suitability and interest in the programme.


About 20 minutes


Only selected Band A and Band B applicants will be invited to attend an interview.